From parks and museums to festivals and shopping, Fort Bend County and the Sugar Land area offer a wealth of activities, attractions, and events. And with easy access to an almost endless list of diversions throughout the greater Houston area, Sienna Plantation residents have unlimited opportunities for shopping, dining, and entertainment. A few highlights:
What did justice look like in the early 20th century? Find out when you take a tour of the Fort Bend County Courthouse. Built in 1908, it was the first structure in Fort Bend County to be accepted for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and features a three-story rotunda, mosaic tile floors and is topped by a statue of Lady Liberty.
Oak trees and lakes are plentiful in these 4,897 acres of Brazos River bottomlands. Among the wildlife are whitetail deer, coyotes, waterfowl and alligators. Facilities include screened shelters, a recreation hall, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, fishing, nature trails and campgrounds.
A Sugar Land Skeeters game on a summer night is the height of family fun in Sugar Land. At the Skeeters’ home, Constellation Field, you can sit in the stands or in the picnic pavilion. Kids have a playground and swimming area to romp in during the game. Three concourse concessions stands feature all your ballpark favorites and more.
Residents of Sugar Land and beyond can enjoy the freshest-tasting produce, view one-a-kind arts and crafts and interesting artisan finds at the Farmers Market at Imperial, located at Highway 90 at Brooks Street (198 Kempner St in Sugar Land). Presented by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, each Farmers Market at Imperial will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine, year round.
National and local retailers include Dillard's, Macy's, Pottery Barn, Ann Taylor, Coldwater Creek, Gap Kids, Gymboree and many, many more. At U.S. 59 and Texas 6 in Sugar Land, this regional mall is just minutes from Sienna Plantation.
View the rich and varied tapestry of Fort Bend County’s history at the Fort Bend County Museum. Visit the Museum Gallery to get an overview of life along the Brazos River. Tour the Long-Smith Cottage, built on land owned by the “Mother of Texas,” Jane Long. Find out what four generations of the Moore family were up to at the historic Moore Mansion. It’s a fun, educational day for the entire family!
Located in Brazos Bend State Park, the observatory has a 36-inch wide telescope, the largest in the nation available for public use. School groups and other tours are welcome.
The George Ranch Historical Park shares with visitors the compelling drama of four generations of Texas ranchers. In a relaxed, rural setting, guests have the unique opportunity to interact with people portraying the families that lived on this land through the years - from pioneer settlers to genuine cowboys and many more. The George Ranch Historical Park provides fun and insightful programs that create shared memories visitors will relive again and again. This living history park is open daily.
The annual Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta is held in October and hosted by the Texas Dragon Boat Association on Brooks Lakes in Sugar Land. This free event features races, cultural performances, live music and a variety of food and beverage vendors.
For 5 years the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land has expanded the embrace of the HMNS family. Conveniently located within sight of Highway 59, the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land offers fascinating science exhibitions sure to appeal to all ages.
A part of the Sugar Land Memorial Park, this single-track mountain bike trail is unique to the Sugar Land area. Built by Progressive Trail Design, the trail provides exciting challenges for beginner to intermediate riders, with several wooden technical trail features for the more experienced rider.
Minutes from Sienna Plantation, Kitty Hollow Park is a favorite location for family picnics large and small. Pitmasters can grill burgers and hot dogs while kids can enjoy the large playground, play soccer or throw a baseball. Also available is a fishing pier and dog park.
The Paint Party Place is the perfect canvas for your next party. The Missouri City venue is open to private parties and also hosts an assortment of public gatherings where everyone can join the fun. Children as young as 4 years old can participate, but evenings are reserved for adults, who are invited to bring favorite beverages and snacks. Look online for upcoming events.
Thrillseekers head to Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Missouri City where they soar in an open jump space, go for a really high slam dunk, play Ultimate Dodgeball or try out the SkyRiser bungee trampoline. SkyRobics fitness classes are a fun and effective way to get into shape. The facility also can be rented for a birthday party they’ll remember for years to come.
Located near the intersection of U.S. 59 and University Boulevard, this state-of-the-art facility puts the country’s hottest acts in Fort Bend County community’s backyard. The Smart Financial Centre is an indoor, climate-controlled complex featuring innovative moveable walls that can expand and contract to create four different seating capacities that range up to a maximum of 6,400 seats. The venue also offers 14 luxury suites, a corporate hospitality area and more than 2,500 guest parking spaces.
As a non-profit organization, Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery provides artists of all levels with the resources and opportunity to grow in the arts and fulfill their artistic passion in a positive energy environment. The center offers gallery space for local artists, classes, camps and more right in the heart of Sugar Land.
Explore your new home during a historic walking tour with the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation. Exploring the Old Sugar Land, the walking tours are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month. We start at the Museum, 198 Kempner Street, at 10:00 a.m. and the walk lasts approximately 1-1/2 hours, covering about 1-1/2 miles.
Located along the Brazos River, the first phase includes two and a half miles of 8-foot wide granite gravel walking/jogging/biking trails, 2 picnic pavilions, restroom buildings, parking areas, playground, dog park, mountain bike trail, open space for sports activities and a lake open for fishing.
Sugar Land Town Square is a vibrant mixed-use development that includes offices, restaurants, entertainment and a City Hall. Now open, a 300-room luxury Marriott Hotel features a 60,000-square-foot conference center, several restaurants and shops. All buildings face a town center that includes a large plaza for local festivals and events. The square is designed to encourage pedestrian traffic and serve as an exciting community gathering space where people will live, work and play.
A five-day culinary festival, the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair is where top chefs share secrets, sommeliers get uncorked and all manner of foodies—from bona fide gourmands to everyday eaters—come to indulge in fantastic fare, sensational spirits and some of the finest wines around.
Create one-of-a-kind works of art at The Glazery, a paint-it-yourself ceramics studio in Missouri City. Open to walk-in traffic, The Glazery also is a popular destination for field trips and parents wanting the perfect venue for their young artist’s birthday party.
The day’s stress will melt away at The Woodhouse Day Spa in Missouri City. The spa’s tranquil environment offers a variety of massage therapies, skin care remedies, body treatments and more. The award-winning facility also offers Girls’ Getaway packages for ultimate pampering with your best girlfriends.